What we're about

This group is full of laid back people who love all things culture. We do local events and trips which revolve around food, adventure, wine, & art (photography, museums, painting, etc). We even do the occasional big trip to a new and exciting culture around the world or in the USA. Come join the culture!

Upcoming events (5+)

Unforgettable Africa - A Giving back Safari

Kamuzu International Airport

May 17 – 27, 2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Give Back with our Compassionate adventure! Make Our African Safari Your 2019 Resolution. This year Destination Earth and team is bringing a life changing adventure to our groups with this unique and incredible valued safari. Have 55 seconds? SEE VIDEO OF THIS ADVENTURE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9tLwJVraqY&feature=youtu.be We will travel through Zambia, Malawi, and Vic Falls complete with an amazing life changing project we have designed to help the women of a charming African village cook in safety. See the Big 5 wild animals up close and stay in high end Safari lodges, all for a lot less than you might think! Exciting, Unique, and Safe Adventures: The great thing about traveling with us is that while it is an intimate experience, you get to have exciting adventures you would never have on your own! We partner with inspiring non-profits and scout off the beaten path journeys to take you places you only dream of. This custom curated intimate adventure has no more than 15 guests in order to blend in and build community: This Safari Features: • Incredible value and unique safari while enjoying a “giving-back” adventure • Go to unique off the trail game reserves • Make a real difference with just a couple hours of your time • Get pampered in 3 and 4 star boutique safari Lodges • Visit the largest fresh water lake in the world • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included on most days • Private local guides throughout • All Park fees included, unlike the other guys! *************************************************************** • Absorb the whole experience in Malawi and Zambia safari only for just $2,995 • Add On Victoria Falls Adventure for $1,450 • OR Complete your bucket list with an ultra luxury 3 day Safari (with 3 flights) + Vic Falls extension: 6 amazing days for $3,395! *************************************************************** SAFARI INTO THE HEART OF AFRICA: SNEAK PEAK ITINERARY Day 1-3: Luxury Lodge and 4 star Safari Camp • Gourmet welcome dinner and traditional Dancing • Water, land and walking Safaris in a stunning less traveled park • Connecting with locals. Day 4-6: Lake Malawi relax & explore • Explore the largest ,longest and deepest freshwater lake in the world • Rest and Re-store while snorkeling in crystal clear waters • Boat through fishing villages and give out school supplies • High end meals and sunrise hikes Day 7-10: South Luangwa, Zambia for the big 5 • witness some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. • Up close and personal walking safaris • Multiple game drives daily • Empower local women to set up businesses • Sundowners and gourmet dinners Day 10-12:Victoria Falls adventure and connections extension • Witness the largest waterfall on the planet! • Enjoy Sun downer Cruise into the mist with safari sights on the way • Get in culture and shopping • Tons of awesome optional excursions • Save the lives of women and children & enjoy Boma Dinner local style ********************************************************* JOIN US NOW! Malawi & Zambia Almost all inclusive 10 day adventure with extensions. See the details and LOTS of images here: https://www.destination-earth.org/trips/malawi-zambia-safari/ * E-mail us for any questions & for the detailed daily itineraries at [masked] * We’d love to talk to you! Call me to chat about it:[masked] (Jud) *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested.

Ancient Forest, Bat Tree, Buddha, & Amazing Wildcats Experience !

What we'll do Ancient Forest & Amazing Exotic "Wild Cats " A Close up & personal Experience ! Contact Indie Tom at: [masked][masked] Please read the overview & the complete itinerary. We meet at the super Wild Flour Bread co. in Freestone. And enjoy the great breads & more while strolling thru their unique lush gardens. To help work off the carbs, our next stop will be a walk in a very hidden & special grove of Ancient Trees. This forest creates it's own weather. Sometimes it's raining inside & sunny outside. Wear good walking shoes. Bring a jacket. **If you are not too squeamish, I'll show you the special tree with a Bat colony inside it. You can see & hear them & take some photos. But sometimes they are not home. We will also have a short visit near the forest to see a Huge Buddah carved from a redwood tree trunk. Now that all are warmed up, we enter the secluded home of a special Conservation & Educational Foundation for Exotic Wild Cats from all over the world. *************NEWS Flash ! NOTE: The new adorable baby CHEETAH has arrived ! The baby Snow Leopard is now in his own large playground environment. He is so happy. *****But getting big fast !!! . Don't miss him. This is not a zoo. You will have a very educational & up close experience with these beautiful animals. Many are now endangered. Cheetahs & Snow leopards & many of the smaller lesser known Cats. This experience will take at least three plus hours to experience all the cats & their histories & important info about them. About three years ago go; everyone was just enthralled & smitten by the Mountain Lion Kitten(Cub). But he has grown up to full size now. ** You will be very close to some of these beautiful animals. There are about 22 amazing cats to view & learn about their unique characteristics. Following the tour a light wine luncheon will be served & (Time permitting) a special video of the unique running abilities of the Cheetah. See the amazing Fish Cat. And the beautiful & graceful Cheetah's. The flashing Black leopard & other exotic cats. And of course the new baby Cheetah !! **Light luncheon - Wine & refreshments & snacks will be served. Donation/: $[masked] This will fill fast as only 10-12 people can tour. U may use paypal with my Email: [masked] (Must use friends & family option) or; easier way: http://www.chase.com/zelle or mail a chk. to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, CA 94558 ****No $ equals no RSVP. NOTE: A 50% deposit is req. to reserve a spot. **Please note: 12 attendees is the absolute max for this rewarding experience. So go for it ! The whole day will bring pleasant & lasting memories. Don't even think of not bringing your camera. Yes, this is one amazing experience ! ************This event will fill up quickly. Members of Backroads will get first chance before I publish this sometime later next week. NOTE: I will be available for ride/pickup at 9;30 am. am at the Petaluma Fairgrounds parking lot next to the Library. Meet me by the big tree close to the library. I have a silver Subaru Forester. Going N. on 101 ; exit at Washington ave. & go West 2 blks. Turn left by the library. (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) [masked]

Best of Eastern Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, & Hungary!

Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (https://www.photoflytravel.com/) have crafted a brand new trip for us! June 17th - 26th 2019 E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/eastern-europe-tours/ * 9 nights/10 days throughout the best of Eastern Europe * Breakfast Everyday * 1 lunches, 2 Dinners Poland: 2 Nights Krakow: – Privately guided city tour of Krakow: – Royal Wawel Castle: This Gothic Royal Capital is now a necropolis of Polish kings, dukes, and noble citizens. – Old Town: Visit the Market Square, Cloth Hall (iconic central feature of the market), St. Mary’s church, and the Florianska Gate, resembling an open-air art gallery with numerous paintings and water-colors displayed by local artists. – Auschwitz-Birkenau: Experience & learn about the ever important and tragic history of the world’s most infamous concentration camp during the Nazi Regime Czech Republic: 4 nights Cesky Krumlov – Sloupsko-Šošůvské Caves: En route to Cesky, we’ll make a must stop at this mind boggling wonder of nature. These are the largest accessible caves in the Czech Republic with an extensive complex of caverns, corridors, and chasms. An exciting guided adventure into the abyss will be a real highlight during our time in this remarkable country. – Privately guided city tour throughout Cesky Krumlov: – Chateu Cesky Krumlov – Castle Tower – Privately guided walking tour through Old Town: Highlights as we stroll through the medieval streets as if it were still the 13th century include the Renaissance town hall, former Jesuit hall of residents, Gothic Church of St.Vit, former Town Brewery, Renaissance House, Old Mill, Barber´s House, Old Orphanage and Hospital, aqueduct view bridge, Castle Gardens with Baroque Fountain, Roccoco House, & beautifully preserved Latran Quarter Houses. – Museum Fotoatelier Seidel Photo Exposition – A host of awesome optional activities during free time (e-mail for daily itinerary and pricing): – Revolving Auditorium & Open Air Theater Show – Kayak the Vltava River – Hike to the Divci Kamen Castle Ruins – Kutna Hora: Privately guided city tour throughout Kutna Hora: Highlights include the Gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara, Assumption of Our Lady and St John the Baptist Cathedral , and the Little All Saints Church situated in the middle of a picturesque cemetery, famous for its elaborate ossuary decorated with the skulls of former monks! Prague - Privately guided city tour of Prague * Magical Old Town square with the Tyn Church clock * Jewish Quarter: Filled with culture, history, and architecture. An iconic treasure of the city * The atmospheric 15th Century Charles Bridge * Castle Quarter Hungary: 3 Nights - Private guided city tours of Buda & Pest * Castle Hill: Visit the Neo – Gothic Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion * Panoramic views of the city atop Gellert Hill next to the Citadell (Rock church) * Gellert thermal baths (known world-wide, the baths were built in the Art Nouveau style and opened in 1918) * Visit the striking 19 century Parliament * Visit the Great Synagogue: the world second largest * Discover Heroes square with a mammoth tribute to Hungary’s historic figures – Full day adventure to Lake Balaton & her surrounding gems! * Tour Leader and photographer to help those interested in photography throughout these Eastern Europe tours * All Taxes & Fees Included E-mail [masked] for the daily itinerary! ---------------- Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/eastern-europe-tours/

All Inclusive Kenya Migration Safari!

Nairobi

July 3rd - July 12th 2019 Our friends at PhotoFly Travel Club (http://www.photoflytravel.com/) have invited us to a once in a lifetime experience on a Kenya safari during the Great Migration! E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! The Ultimate Photography Safari! Sign up at: http://www.photoflytravel.org/kenya-safari-photography-adventure/ Email to see daily itinerary at [masked] * 9 nights/10 days Kenya Safari during the GREAT MIGRATION! * All Inclusive (breakfast, lunch, & dinner everyday) * Unique, immersive, game lodges & luxury tented camps throughout * Privately guided small group tour as always! ______________________________________________ Aberdares National Park * Journey to the The Ark: En route through Aberdares, we’ll have a chance to see and photograph herds of buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, hyenas, and on many occasions the leopard! * The Watering Hole: Wake to the trumpeting of elephants, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night, or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals. * Wildlife: Observe and photograph elephants, buffalos, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, and more right from the comfort of The Arks viewing decks. _________________________ The Rugged Three: Samburu, Shaba, & Buffalo Springs National Reserve * Sarova Shaba Game Lodge: Relax, stuff our bellies, and take a dip among the virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, fish pond, and large free form swimming pool! * Shaba National Reserve: Uncompromisingly rugged yet vividly beautiful, Shaba was once the home of Joy Adamson of ‘Born Free’ fame. * Wildlife: Common sightings of elephant and lion will be at the top of our list along with Kenya’s ‘northern five’; oryx, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, and lesser kudu. * Samburu National Reserve: Named after the Samburu tribe of Kenya, Samburu has kept a beautifully natural and tranquil essence. * Wildlife: The reserve is renowned for its rare species unique to the park, most notably the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, & Beisa onyx. ___________________________ Lake Nakuru National Park Small in size but high in wildlife, Nakuru is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes, and the ideal stopover en-route to the Masai’s great migration. * Sarova Lion Hill Lodge: With sweeping views across the lake, Lion Hill Lodge will impress with its panoramic views of the pink shoreline created by millions of flamingos on Nakuru! * Wildlife: Aside from the majestic rhinos, we’ll have the best chance to spot the elusive leopard here! ___________________________________________ Masai Mara & the Great Migration: *Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, and Rhino * Fig Tree Camp: Our luxury tented camp is located on the banks of the Talek River in the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. * We’ll be here during the migration months when the rolling plains around the camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles, and zebras. * Tipilikwani Mara Camp: We’ll enjoy an AM game drive en route to this remote & uniquely situated, luxury tented camp on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the mottled plains of the Maasai Mara. * Optional Masai Village Visit: Encounter the iconic & colorful culture of these fascinating people. _______________________________________ * All Taxes, Transfers, & Fees included * International airfare not included but we’re happy to help you find the best flights as always. Flying into & out of Nairobi (NBO) * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * Don’t forget to email us for the day by day itinerary of this All Inclusive Kenya Safari at [masked] ________________ Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement: $950.00 OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: http://www.photoflytravel.org/kenya-safari-photography-adventure/

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